Title:  Senior Operations Engineer

Job Req ID:  10200

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.


As a recognized company expert in the chemical business, the In-Kingdom Liquids to Chemicals Business & Project Development Department is driving the development of the In-Kingdom Liquids to Chemicals capital program and the delivery of capital program requirements from the initiation phase and execution phase until handover of the facility. The senior Operation Engineer will join the East Hub Division in the LTC Business & Project Development Department, and be responsible for developing the technical scope of work for invitation to bid documents, facility design basis, and technical interface basis (e.g., process rates and qualities to other units, utility load, plot requirements).  Additionally, this important role will coordinate remote support for additional process specialists as needed to support technology selection and technical basis-setting.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop chemical process yields, qualities, opex, and mass balances for process configurations in the refining and petrochemical units.
  • Strong experience in chemical derivatives, steam cracking, polymers, aromatics, SRU ammonia, and hydrogen production process licensor selection and technology analysis
  • Develop refinery and petrochemical units' ORMP, flawless project delivery, stand-up, operation philosophy, and operation general instruction.
  • Provide technical support for the petrochemical unit’s operation readiness, pre-commissioning, and commissioning.
  • Review and update refinery and petrochemical redline drawings.
  • Provide technical support for capital projects involving petrochemical units at various stages of the project life cycle (pre-feasibility, feasibility, pre-feed, feed basic design, detailed engineering, and construction).
  • Researching new technologies, regulations, and other factors that may affect business models
  • Strong experience in refinery-chemical integration strategies, competitiveness, and benchmarking
  • Analyzing the market and identifying opportunities for business growth
  • Conducting research on competitors to identify opportunities for new products
  • Provide technical input to LP, economic modeling, and capital efficiency.
  • Provide insights and recommendations in the financial model output and the ability to guide management to select the best configurations for LTC project cases.
  • Developing effective project execution strategies, plans, and teams
  • Establishing new client relationships and maintaining existing ones in order to generate revenue
  • Deliver the tools, templates, and systems to ensure the safe, passionate, and flawless delivery of the project.
  • liaison between project management and technical disciplines to achieve integration across all project disciplines.
  • Ensure scope, risk, and interfaces are captured; manage interfaces between internal and external parties and document them.

Minimum Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering is preferred over an advanced degree.
  • at least 15 years of experience with a focus on the refining and petrochemicals operations.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in linear programming (LP) and economic modeling


Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.


Country/Region:  SA